VIRTUAL: Christmas and New Years Culinary Traditions Sarah Lohman Online
Christmas and New Years Culinary Traditions
We’ll talk about how Christmas was once a rowdy holiday for heathens. We’ll learn about the New Amsterdam origins of Christmas foods and the very New York origins of the modern Santa Claus. You’ll find out just how many Victorian holiday games and food involved actual fire, and how New Year’s Day in NYC was a thinly veiled bar crawl. And of course we’ll talk about all the symbolic feasting and sweets from Plum Pudding to New Years Cakes.
About the presenter:
Sarah Lohman is the author of Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine. Released in 2016 with Simon & Schuster, Eight Flavors is a #1 Bestseller on Amazon. The Atlantic called the book "Richly researched, intriguing, and cleverly written."
Formerly the Curator of Food Programming at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, she has lectured at hundreds of universities and institutions nationwide, including the Museum of Science, Boston, the American Museum of Natural History, and The New York Public Library.
- Thursday, December 15, 2022
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Online - Zoom #1
- This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.